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AIF354 - History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Offering information:

Cloud (online) offered Trimesters 2 & 3 each year.

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offered in alternate years: 2016, 2018.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Fanany
Prerequisite:

AIF342 or AIF351 or permission from Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will explore how the Indonesian language came into being. Knowledge of its history and development will give students the ability to extract more meaning from contemporary language use and also improve access to older documents. Changes and standardisation of Indonesian spelling, syntax and structure as part of the Malay language and culture will also be studied to allow students to understand the way in which the national languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore are related and interact both historically and in the present time.

Assessment

Class participation and preparation 20%, four in-class assignments 60%, special project 20%.

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